Of the Occult and Psychic Obscura!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The content we showed off from July's Occult Adventures hardcover at the PaizoCon Preview Banquet whetted some appetites for a few more details. I know many of you are looking forward to sinking your teeth into the book even more, especially after we previewed all of the art of the new iconics—and don't worry, you'll be seeing more of them soon! But for now, enjoy this curated selection of art from Occult Adventures!


Illustrations by Tomasz Chistowski and Caio Maciel Monteiro

Illustrations by Nickolai Ostertag and Roberto Pitturru

Illustrations by Tomasz Chistowski, Emiliano Petrozzi, Roberto Pitturru, and Suzanne Helmigh

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love the artwork and i can't wait for the new book


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"But for enjoy, enjoy this curated collection" oops :-)


Oooo! Who's that Indian style female caster in two of the pictures? She's nifty looking!


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Arikiel wrote:
Oooo! Who's that Indian style female caster in two of the pictures? She's nifty looking!

That's the iconic Psychic.


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I like the old guy shooting lasers out of his eyes and rocking devil horns.


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The Iconic Psychic and Occultist do look pretty nifty. I gotta applaud at how the Occultist is heavyset, but still looks like a total badass.

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Xethik wrote:
I like the old guy shooting lasers out of his eyes and rocking devil horns.

Is that supposed to be another iconic, or does the blue spell aura indicate this is a dominated foe?

Also, I want that stuffed owlbear.

Grand Lodge

The old woman behind the green figure is an iconic. I can't remember which.


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Ross Byers wrote:
Xethik wrote:
I like the old guy shooting lasers out of his eyes and rocking devil horns.

Is that supposed to be another iconic, or does the blue spell aura indicate this is a dominated foe?

Also, I want that stuffed owlbear.

I think the old lady is the Iconic Spiritualist controlling that green warrior Phantom. She also pops up in this picture. In terms of core mechanics, she's basically an occult version of the Summoner class with some Shaman King anime flare.


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Yea, pretty sure that stuffed owlbear needs to be a purchasable thing now.

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xebeche wrote:
The old woman behind the green figure is an iconic. I can't remember which.

Spiritualist.


The other character in that picture is another iconic.

Also, I am fairly certain the guy reading the object is the iconic Occultist.


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My kingdom for the stuffed owlbear!

Grand Lodge

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I want the Teddy-Owlbear art as my new forum icon.

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captain yesterday wrote:
"But for enjoy, enjoy this curated collection" oops :-)

D'oh! PaizoCon's got our words in a jumble, should be fixed now! :)

Grand Lodge

Aww, I don't see the Iconic Kineticist..... And he looked so awesome!


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Ross Byers wrote:
Xethik wrote:
I like the old guy shooting lasers out of his eyes and rocking devil horns.

Is that supposed to be another iconic, or does the blue spell aura indicate this is a dominated foe?

Also, I want that stuffed owlbear.

Would make sense to be the Mesmerist in terms of the eye-lasers. Maybe the blue spell aura is a buff of some sort?

EDIT: Ah nevermind that is apparently the Psychic.


The two characters fighting the duergar are almost certainly iconics; one is pretty clearly the Psychic; the other (as has been pointed out) is most likely the older woman Spiritualist. The Green Phantom there looks almost exactly like the picture of the Phantom next to the Raging Golem picture (save for the color).

I think that blue aura surrounding their heads is supposed to be a psychic link (likely a telepathic bond spell).

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Another calling for a stuffed owlbear.

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While it might not be the exact same owlbear, I'll point you to this Kickstarter from Dreamscarred Press. :D


Liz Courts wrote:
While it might not be the exact same owlbear, I'll point you to this Kickstarter from Dreamscarred Press. :D

Thankies for the link. Not quite as adorable, but I'll be backing this project for sure!

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Their owlbear kind of looks like a Furby TM.


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I want a stuffed pugwampi. :'(

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Auriea wrote:
Aww, I don't see the Iconic Kineticist..... And he looked so awesome!

She.

Cthulhudrew wrote:
I want a stuffed pugwampi. :'(

Every attempt to manufacture them on a large scale has resulted in factory fires, jammed equipment, and very poor safety ratings. I don't think spreading them throughout the world would be in humanity's best interest.

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Too bad the spiritualist plays into the old = ugly trope. Old people get a bit stomped in that regard. But on the other hand, it's in the eye of the beholder and some might find her attractive. Not to mention that every character doesn't need to be sexy in the first place. So it's a bit of win some lose some.


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Samy wrote:
Too bad the spiritualist plays into the old = ugly trope. Old people get a bit stomped in that regard. But on the other hand, it's in the eye of the beholder and some might find her attractive. Not to mention that every character doesn't need to be sexy in the first place. So it's a bit of win some lose some.

I gotta imagine designing Iconics are a "Damned if you do, Damn'd if you don't" type situations. Making a the Spiritualist a Milf would've lead to accusations of sexism and misogyny. Making her an older man, would lead to stereotype of casters being frail and somewhat infringe on Ezren's turf. Making her anything will ruffle someone's feathers one way or another.

Liberty's Edge

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Gilf, but yeah, when you're right you're right.

I do appreciate what they did with Wynne in Dragon Age though.

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I'm looking at the dream voyage art. Is Kolo trying to climb out to catch one of the ethereal bird-things?


This set of iconics also has a child and an obese iconic.

Grand Lodge

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Seconded on the stuffed owlbear as a message board avatar! :)

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Ross Byers wrote:
I'm looking at the dream voyage art. Is Kolo trying to climb out to catch one of the ethereal bird-things?

Shardra: You do realize that if you fall off here, you might be stuck in dreams for all eternity?

Kolo: YOLO!


That phrase really loses its meaning in a world with raise dead, doesn't it?

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Cheapy wrote:
That phrase really loses its meaning in a world with raise dead, doesn't it?

I'm not sure it had much meaning in the first place.


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Now I want to play a mesmerist wearing the fez and flying around in a magic box.


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When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?


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My psychic 8-Ball says 6 weeks before the street date of the book. :D

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zergtitan wrote:
When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?

Soon™. We have plans for them to be introduced before the book's release :)

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?
Soon™. We have plans for them to be introduced before the book's release :)

We have such sights to show you.

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Does that picture mean the evil iconics will be introduced first since Hell's Rebels is about to start?

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Samy wrote:
Does that picture mean the evil iconics will be introduced first since Hell's Rebels is about to start?

No.

Liberty's Edge

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Oh. But the guy in the picture looked evil.

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Samy wrote:
Oh. But the guy in the picture looked evil.

He is, but that has nothing to do with upcoming previews. (Have you not seen Hellraiser?)

Liberty's Edge

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I think it's some kind of horror movie, right? Horror movies scare me. ;)

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Samy wrote:
Does that picture mean the evil iconics will be introduced first since Hell's Rebels is about to start?

The evil iconics will be for Hell's Vengence, which doesn't start till spring.


Liz Courts wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?
Soon™. We have plans for them to be introduced before the book's release :)
We have such sights to show you.

Kyton-themed AP Confirmed!!!

Liberty's Edge

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Ross Byers wrote:
The evil iconics will be for Hell's Vengence, which doesn't start till spring.

Pow! Owned! I was totally mixed up there!

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Cthulhudrew wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?
Soon™. We have plans for them to be introduced before the book's release :)
We have such sights to show you.
Kyton-themed AP Confirmed!!!

And Kuthies in Nidal!!!


The picture of Amiri and the frost giant doesn't look very occult; I wonder what's going on there.

Also, what's up with the rune-covered werewolf?

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The image name for the rune-wolf thing says it's a golem. No idea what's going on with the frost giant.

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